Accounting Summer Camp: Emerging Researchers Consortium in Accounting

Free University of Bolzano/University of Padova
July 7, 2021 to July 8, 2021
Padua, Italy
Submission deadline: 
April 26, 2021

The Accounting Research Groups at the Free University of Bolzano and University of Padova are pleased to (re-)announce the fourth edition of the Accounting Summer Camp. The event will be held at the University of Padova (Italy) on July 7 - 9, 2021. The Accounting Summer Camp aims at bringing together early career and experienced researchers in accounting and will host an Emerging Researchers Consortium (7-8 July) followed by an Accounting Workshop (8-9 July).

The resident faculties of the ERC 2020 edition will be:

  • Prof Christine A. Botosan FASB
  • Prof Maria Correia London School of Economics
  • Prof Dhananjay (DJ) Nanda University of Miami

Emerging Researchers Consortium in Accounting (June 7-8, 2021) - Call for Applications

Applications are now welcome to attend the Emerging Researchers Consortium in Accounting. This 2-day event will be conducted by Professors Christine Botosan, DJ Nanda and Maria Correia.

Relevant Questions, Substantive Theory and Carefully Executed Designs: Searching for the Fit

The ERC aims at exposing emerging scholars to the most current and both theoretically and practically relevant research trends in accounting. The three sessions are conducted by top-quality researchers in different fields; the informal sessions will let participants interact and getting feedback on their research projects. Each session will feature the following format: (i) a master-class led by the resident faculty on a specific topic in accounting; (ii) a presentation round in which early-stage researchers will present their work and receive feedback from the audience.

Application Process:

The consortium is open to all PhD students and emerging researchers (max three years from the award of the PhD) in Accounting. Applicants should submit a summary (max 2,000 words) of their research project (either a working paper or extracts of the PhD thesis) before April 26th, 2021.

The submission should be structured (preferably) as follows:

(i) Motivation/Research Questions;

(ii) Theory and Hypotheses Development (do not use too much space to review extant literature but motivate your hypotheses/propositions);

(iii) Methods and Research Design. We expect this to be a substantial part of the submission. Discuss the data gathering process, introduce key variables and illustrate the analyses you intend to carry out;

(iv) Expected Results & Contribution. A preview will suffice.

Attendance to the consortium attracts a fee of € 150 that will cover meals and teaching materials; participants are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs.

We encourage all ERCs to stay on for the Accounting Workshop (July 8-9) and the social dinner. This will entail an extra cost of € 50.

Places for both events are limited and anyone wishing to attend should register as soon as possible.

Application & Registration Info

Date of ERC July 7-8, 2021

Venue University of Padova, Padova (ITA)

ERC Fee € 150

ERC & Workshop Fee € 200

Deadline Submission of Applications April 26th, 2021

Notification of Acceptance May 7th, 2021

Registration Deadline June 4th, 2021

We are hoping to be able to hold the ERC in person. Obviously, this depends on the evolution of the pandemic. Organizers will make a final decision by the end of March and revisit the conditions accordingly. If not in person, the Workshop will be held online.